Brisbane-based quintet The Bonnie Doons release their highly anticipated EP ‘The Betweeners‘. Having already supported big names in the industry from the likes of Wolfmother and Bootleg Rascal, this outfit are no strangers to the music industry, and their new EP solidly confirms that.
Creating effortless music weaving through different avenues of genres, The Bonnie Doons’ ‘The Betweeners’ is something to stick on to soothe the soul.
On leading single, ‘Fred’, taken from ‘The Betweeners’ EP, Torian Brewer of The Bonnie Doons states, “In this track I talk about staying true to who you are and not letting your emotional attachments to things or people keep you from doing what’s right for you. Breaking down the barriers of guilt, letting something go and moving on.”
Four tracks of personality, ‘The Betweeners’ soars through 90s influenced, alternative sounds with additional elements of rap and pop in the mix. A warm EP fuelled with the sound of the summer, The Bonnie Doons are definitely radiating Spring’s weather across the whole globe.
Adrienne Vanderocker aka the mastermind behind indie music project Vanderocker returns with an exotic new EP. Titled ‘The Good Punk‘, the EP features four brand-new numbers bathed in psychedelia, indie, electro-pop with experimental touches and one instrumental bonus track.
Touching upon themes of sex, voyeurism and duality, Vanderocker collaborates with producer Brandon Eggleston on the release. With a string of note-worthy guest artists on the EP too – Federico Pol Jr (Joe Cocker), Peter Holmström (The Dandy Warhols, PIA) and Brendan Bond (Black Pumas) all feature on the new release.
An eccentric record which showcases that experimental music is far from over, if anything, it’s still at the beginning of its realm.
On the new soundtrack, Vanderocker states, “In my mind, it’s a basic study of humans on different levels, almost from an Alien National Geographic kind of perspective. ‘Here is Earth, a most beautiful place and here are the alluring creatures who call themselves human beings. Let’s observe them when they are just in their bodies.
Now look how they change when they interact with other groups’ – like a typical lab observation, right? Which is interesting in itself; but then of course, we have to look at how amazingly powerful humans can be when they disengage from the drama and plug into something bigger than themselves. I find comfort in all of it, when I can step back and observe us the way a newcomer might.”
Released via Mint 400 Records, ‘The Good Punk’ is a versatile soundscape with a large amount of vibrance to it’s core. Vanderocker is definitely an artist that you should keep on your playlists from here on out.
Made redundant last summer, Richard Stevens was left without work. In a stressful situation, his son Oscar decided that they should write a song to send to employers asking them to look beyond the CV and at the person behind the paper.
Amazingly, after hearing ‘Paper Me’, one employer hired Richard Stevens, who now finally has a job after 200 failed applications.
The father-son duo also asked music PR company Quite Great to listen to their song. As an unsigned, one-song band, Uneven Stevens were likely to receive little recognition, but after hearing the heartwarming story, Quite Great gave the band the platform they deserved.
Now, Richard’s story of finding employment through music has reached the upper echelons of UK and Irish press. With headlines in The Scottish Herald, The Belfast Telegraph and ITV News, as well as broadsheet mentions in The Metro, The Sun and The Star, Uneven Stevens have proven why unsigned artists should always reach out to music PR companies like Quite Great.
‘Paper Me’, and the touching story behind it, is the definition of a feel-good tune and a great example of the music industry pulling together in hard times.
Listen to Paper Me now-
Find and support the iconic father/son duo Uneven Stevens.
London based singer-songwriter Théa Marie sets her sights on greatness with the forthcoming release of debut album Then.
Théa Marie is a Franco-American talent, combining the sounds of her multinational background and upbringing into an unstoppable indie-pop blend we guarantee you haven’t heard yet.
Born and raised in Cannes France before studying in New York and eventually settling in London, Théa Marie is undeniably a well travelled talent. This diverse life experience and influence is what gives Thèa’s sound an authentic and rare tone.
Then is an 8-track project composed of soulful indie-pop tracks infused with Thèa’s original sense of flair and style. The album’s lead single Start Of Us is a catchy, infectious indie single that is sure to propel Thea to the next level of stardom.
Thèa labels her musical direction as Retro-Soul, with project Then centred around the theme of nostalgia. Thea explains-
“It’s all about being reluctant to grow up because childhood memories are so appealing and simple. Every song relates to a memory or emotions that have led me to feel bitter about growing up and being nostalgic for those more innocent times. For example, Sleepy Summer is about not wanting summer to end and dreading to have to go back to work; Don’t Walk Away was inspired by a dream where I was telling my younger self not to abandon me; Times of My Life is about pleading to bring back the simplicity of my childhood to my present. Most of the songs were written and inspired by my shift to becoming independent”.
Théa Marie oozes quality and authenticity, a true talent and an exciting future female star in the indie pop genre.
Debut album Then has the rare power to take us back, reminiscent and powerful this project is not to be missed. Then is set for release on 28th August, get excited and get ready.
Sydney songstress Tia Beale has released her debut EP, a self titled 5 track project that establishes the young star as one to watch.
Recorded in collaboration with none other than Steve Clisby, a music industry heavyweight who has jammed with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Kool & The Gang and Chaka Khan.
The self titled EP is diverse from a gentle, soulful ballad ‘Do It Over’ to the upbeat synth track ‘Synergy’, Tia Beale’s talent knows no bounds.
With a childhood surrounded by rich musical tapestry and a family heritage from Barbados to Ireland Tia Beale’s diverse talent comes as no surprise. The 5 track project is a strong, stunning debut for singer Tia Beale.
The young singer has already received praise from industry tastemakers such as Muso TV and is a certified one to watch for 2020.
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards have brought us the groovy pop anthem we’ve been waiting for. ‘Dreaming’ is a sensational single that, put simple, is pure brilliance. The track incorporates synths, loops and dance-worthy grooves and is just 1 of 11 that makes up their new album ‘BITTER BETTER’ due to be released on July 17th. The album is set to transcend all genres, and take us on a journey of self discovery and connectivity.
Whilst we anxiously await the July 17th release of ‘BITTER BETTER’Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards keep us satisfied with a feel-good video to accompany latest single ‘Dreaming’. In Laura’s words-
‘I started imagining the video even before we finished recording the song. I wanted the band to have the fun of dancing in our own music video but without feeling the pressure of not being professional dancers. By May, the whole idea was brewing in the back of my head…’
The ‘Dreaming’ video emits all the happiness, grove and excellence of the track, and is the perfect means to lift your mood from the lockdown blues.
Stream ‘Dreaming’ by Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards now and get excited for ‘BITTER BETTER‘ coming on July 17th.
Depicted as the lovechild of Bob Mould, Grant Hart and Dinosaur Jr., London three-piece Bromide are making their mark in the modern alt-rock landscape in presenting their new 2-track single Magic Coins – a track that will pleasantly haunt you in the same way as when you first heard Sugar’s ‘If I Can’t Change Your Mind’or even Lemonhead’s epic album ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’.
Accompanied by ‘Always Now’ as its b-side, ‘Magic Coins’ is an unexpected rhythm track that is seemingly drum and bass-inspired, written collectively by all three band members.
Lead-vocalist and guitar Simon Berridge commented that “Magic Coins is a good example of how being in a band can take things off in directions you’d never expect. I’d been trawling Youtube one night and on my travels come across Susan Boyle’s gobsmacking debut performance on ‘X Factor’ and a thumping AC/DC gig from Oakland Coliseum, California in ’79. Both had made me think about the nature of performance and invisible energy release and so I put this into a new song I was writing “I wanna stand in their shoes. Tell me what it is I have to do.”
This single follows the album ‘I Woke Up‘, released in the summer of 2018, and the‘I Remember’ album previous to that. In that time, they have won over news fans including Gideon Coe at BBC 6 Music, who has called their music ‘Fantastic’ and says their latest single ‘Two Song Slot‘ is ‘a mighty fine tune’, playing these tracks numerous times over several months.
Born in Manchester, brought up in Switzerland: Joshua Howlett’s debut album (set for release in early 2019 is a perfect blend of both cultures. Taking the guitar music that Mancs have always excelled at and his tranquil and breath-taking surrounding as his muse, Joshua Howlett’s debut album ‘Autumnal’ is a melodic mix of fold and indie, in the great dreamlike tradition of artists such as Ben Howard and Bon Iver.
The themes of the album are manifold but all tinged with soulful insight: there is plenty here about experiences that are common to us all: hopes, dreams, love and axiety. The natural world features heavily too, almost as a character in the folk-epic itself. This is wild music, elemental and fresh.
The rising music of today has managed to capture a raw and rootsy feeling that comes hand in hand with the DIY approach that most artists take now. Jonny Dee has been playing around his local scene for a few years now, and with talent for songwriting, and standing out in today’s market. Jonny Dee’s adolescence like attitude, mix with his laid back vocal style combine to bring the youthful edginess to music.
The release of his brand new album ‘The Human Experience’, which features tracks such as ‘Feedback’ and ‘A ways away’, has been gaining buzz for a while now, and with its release fully underway and complete, there is no excuse for you not to listen to it! Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/iamjonnydee/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iamnotjonnydee Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamjonnydee Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamjonnydee/ Website: http://artistecard.com/iamjonnydee